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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
opinion (noun)
1.
a) a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter
b) - approval esteem
2.
a) belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge
b) a generally held view
3.
a) a formal expression of judgment or advice by an expert
b) the formal expression (as by a judge, court, or referee) of the legal reasons and principles upon which a legal decision is based
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
opinion (noun)
1.
an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge
SYNONIMS:
belief, conviction, eye, feeling, judgment ( judgement), mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, verdict, view
RELATED WORDS:
say; impression, perception, take; attitude; assumption, presumption, presupposition; conclusion, decision, determination; deliverance, esteem, estimate, estimation; credence, credit, faith; concept, conception, idea, thought; position, stance, stand; comment, obiter dictum, observation, reflection, remark; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory; advice, input, recommendation, suggestion; angle, outlook, perspective, shoes, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; counterview
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fact, truth
opinion (noun)
2.
a position arrived at after consideration
SYNONIMS:
award, call, conclusion, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, judgment ( judgement), opinion, resolution, verdict
RELATED WORDS:
behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, directive, edict, instruction, mandate, order, word; last word, say-so; adjudication, disposition, doom, finding, ruling, sentence; choice, option, selection; consensus; belief, conviction, eye, feeling, mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, view
NEAR ANTONYMS:
deadlock, draw, halt, stalemate, standoff, tie
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